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Can't get CD/DVD drives to work

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Hawk08, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. Hawk08

    Hawk08 Thread Starter

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    I have a regular CD drive and then a CD/DVD drive and neither one will read any disks. If I put something in, it will usually autorun, but it doesn't so I tried manually doing it, and it says the drive isn't accessible. Any help is appreciated...
     
  2. Hawk08

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    uhhh please?
     
  3. JohnWill

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    Are there any errors associated with the drives in Device Manager?
     
  4. Hawk08

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    I'm not sure how I can check that....
     
  5. gamerbyron

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    its like when you see like warning sign for drivers go to contral panels, system,advanced tab and device manager
     
  6. Flashback

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    We had this same problem and went through hell finding the answer. In the end it turned out that all 3 drives were bad :eek: I don't know how 3 drives could go bad at the same exact time, but that's what happened. First thing I would do is either add a new drive to your system as a test, or transfer one of your drives into another PC.
     
  7. kirkmichelle80

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    Hawk,
    Have these devices worked in this computer previously?
    Were they moved from another computer?
    If they worked previously, have you changed any hardware since they last worked?
    Loaded any software since last working?

    If they have just suddenly stopped working, I'd recommend deleting them from the device manager screen, then rebooting and allowing Windows to reinstall them.
    To do this:
    Right click on My Computer, choose Properties.
    Select the Hardware Tab, then choose Device Manager button.
    Click the + sign in front of DVD/CD-ROM drives
    Highlight the 1st device, right click and choose uninstall.
    Do the same for the 2nd device.
    Close the device manager window, close the System Properties window.
    Reboot your computer. It will take some extra time, as windows recognizes the devices and reloads the drivers for them.
    If an error occurs in the install of the devices, report that back here.
    Otherwise test the devices once the install completes.

    good luck
     
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